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From the author of the widely acclaimed The Book of Ruth comes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives.

The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as that hippie couple because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school.

But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing of a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will.

A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385500760
Author:
Hamilton, Jane
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Drowning
Subject:
Dairy farms.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
389 p.
Dimensions:
9.58x6.51x1.62 in. 1.40 lbs.

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